Eddy Yang uab radiation oncologyProfessor
Vice Chairman for Translational Science
Deputy Director and Associate Director for Precision Oncology,
Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute
Program co-Leader Experimental Therapeutics,
UAB Compreshensive Cancer Center
ROAR Southeast Cancer Foundation Endowed Chair

Areas of Interest:


Physical address
Hazelrig Salter Radiation Oncology Center
1700 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233

Administrative Contact
Selina Todd
205.934.5670
stodd@uabmc.edu

Research Interests

"Many cancer therapies attack cellular DNA to cause DNA damage. The DNA double strand break (DSB) is the most critical form of DNA damage that induces both normal and cancer cell death if left unrepaired. My research interests involve the targeting of DNA repair pathways to enhance the therapeutic ratio. We aim to discover novel strategies to augment DNA repair pathways to specifically protect normal cells from DNA damage while reducing DNA repair capacity to convert cancer cells to become more susceptible to DNA damaging agents. Ultimately, we hope to translate our work into the clinic to differentially treat cancer while sparing normal cells to maintain quality of life."

Education and Postdoctoral Training

B.A.-Biology, Johns Hopkins University, 1996
Ph.D.-University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 2003
M.D.-University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 2005
Internship-Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL 2006
Residency-Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 2010
Brachytherapy Fellowship - Seattle Prostate Institute 2010

Awards / Honors

ASCO Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee
ASCO Molecular Tumor Board Committee, ad hoc weekly co-Chair
ASCO Leadership Development Program 2016-2017
Translational  PI, NCI MATCH Trial, Afatinib/HER2 arm
Medical Director, Precision Medicine Molecular Conference
ASTRO Science, Education, and Program Development Committee
ASTRO Research Grants Evaluation Committee
Susan G. Komen Career Catalyst Award
Guest Professor, Guangdong Medical College China
American Association for Cancer Research/Genentech Career Development Award
Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research Translational Scholar 2011-2013
Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research Medical Research Award
UAB CCTS/COCD Translational Science Pilot Grant
UAB Breast SPORE Career Development Award
Department of Defense (DOD) Physician Research Training Award
American Brachytherapy Society Seattle Prostate Brachytherapy Fellowship Award
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Roentgen Resident Research Award
NIH LRP Award Recipient
American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) Research Resident Seed Grant
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research & Education Foundation Grant
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research & Education Foundation Grant 2007 - 2009
Chair Fund Recipient, Gordon Research Conference: Understanding the DNA Damage Response to Optimize Radiation Therapy
American Board of Radiology B. Leonard Holman Research Pathway
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Fraternity
Award of Academic Merit, University of Miami School of Medicine
F30 Predoctoral Fellowship, NIH/NIEHS
Florida Medical Scholar
Phi Beta Kappa 1996

Publications